This section provides news and information issued by us and organisations we work with, over the last three months.
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|21/2/2017||Two Londoners fined £814 each for flytipping related offence
On 8 February at Redhill Magistrates’ Court, Ionel Stoian of Griffin Road, London SE18 and David Tanase of Burrage Road, London SE18 were both convicted of a flytipping related offence. Each was fined £440 and ordered to pay £44 to the victim support fund, plus legal costs of £330.
|20/2/2017||Have your say about open spaces and leisure facilities
Tandridge District Council has commissioned Ethos Environmental Planning to carry out an open space survey as part of the next stage of work on the Local Plan. This will build on an existing study carried out in 2015 and will ask residents and parish councils for their views about parks, play areas, outdoor sport and recreation facilities and other open spaces in the district.
|17/2/2017||Employer Apprenticeship Levy Meeting at East Surrey College
In May 2017, government funding for apprenticeships is changing. An Apprenticeship Levy, a mandatory tax, will be introduced for all employers with a wage bill which exceeds £3 million.
|17/2/2017||Employers named and shamed for underpaying staff
More than 350 employers have been named and shamed as the government publishes the largest ever list of national minimum and living wage offenders.
|16/2/2017||How healthy is your food?
What you choose to eat, and how much, is important to your health and your waistline. This means that if you’re eating too many foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar you’re more likely to put weight on, especially if you’re not as active as you should be.
|14/2/2017||Work starts on new council homes in Bletchingley
On 21 February building work will officially begin on 10 new homes in Bletchingley, when Chairman of the Council, Councillor Pat Cannon, will give builders a helping hand to start work on the site. This project marks the beginning of the Council’s second phase of council house building showing its commitment to providing more affordable housing in the district.
|13/2/2017||Work starts on installing new £35,000 equipment for Mint Walk play area, Warlingham
Work has started on the installation of a new £35,000 piece of equipment for Mint Walk play area in Warlingham. The work, being carried out by HAGS SMP contractors, is expected to be completed by Friday, 3 March. Part of the play area will be fenced off during the works but the rest of the area will remain open.
|13/2/2017||Council seeks views of residents on plans to introduce fines for dog fouling
The Council is asking residents to share their views on the proposed introduction of new dog control powers called Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to tackle dog fouling and dog control issues. The Council is proposing to trial the powers in Master Park, Oxted and Queens Park, Caterham.
The government has launched a consultation on its plans for a new runway at Heathrow airport, including giving residents the chance to have their say in person.
|10/2/2017||Please don't drive recklessly
We are working with Surrey Police to back Biffa’s Driving Recklessly on Pavements campaign which wants to make the area’s streets safer for bin crews and residents.
|8/2/2017||Committee agrees new approach to investment
Last night’s Resources Committee agreed to a new approach to property investment with the setting up of a property investment fund of £50m, alongside a property investment company.
|8/2/2017||Look before you book this Valentines Day
If you’re planning that special Valentine’s date the Food Standards Agency reminds you ‘look before you book’ because there’s nothing romantic about food poisoning.
|7/2/2017||The Local Plan process setting the record straight
In response to statements in the media and on social media about how Tandridge District Council has managed the Local Plan Process, the Council would like to set the record straight.
|3/2/2017||Tandridge Local Plan process not flawed concludes review
An independent review of the Local Plan process has recently been completed by the Planning Officers Society. The review concluded the overall approach being taken to prepare the Local Plan is appropriate and not flawed.
|3/2/2017||Act FAST at the first sign of a stroke
Public Health England (PHE) has launched its annual Act FAST campaign to remind people of the key symptoms of stroke and the importance of calling 999 immediately if they notice any single one of the symptoms in themselves or in others.
|3/2/2017||Date set for inquiry into compulsory purchase of former Rose & Young site
On 25 April a government inspector will start a public inquiry to decide if Tandridge District Council should buy the former Rose & Young site in Caterham, to allow the site to be developed after lying empty for over 20 years.